The HAMASEN Museum of Taiwan Railway in KAOHSIUNG (高雄哈瑪星台灣鐵道館)
First stop of our recent two-day trip to Kaohsiung, the Hamasen Museum of Taiwan Railway in Kaohsiung (park area with locomotives and railway cars, a mini railway ride, and a railway miniature world). Great places to visit in Kaohsiung!
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LEOFOO VILLAGE Theme Park LOVE THOSE MONKEYS!!! (六福村主題遊樂園)
We went to Leofoo Village Theme Park for a quick visit to look what's going on there. Lot's of students, the monkeys were interesting. :)
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Taiwan is often overlooked as a theme-park destination. But the country boasts no less than 20, and Leofoo Village Theme Park is arguably the jewel in the crown. Even if you haven’t visited a theme park since you were a kid, read on and we’ll have you convinced to add this wonderland to your Taiwan itinerary.
After passing through the entrance gate, drop into the visitor information center to the right to pick up a complimentary map, which will help you to get oriented quickly. Despite the park’s size it’s easy to find your way around, and it is not so big that you can’t cover all the main areas in one day.
The first thing you’ll see, as you dive in, is the giant water ride to the left. The Leofoo Waterpark, which is open June through September, features a wave pool, slides reaching a height of 15 meters, water cannons, and a dancing water fountain.
Following the main walkway past the waterpark, you reach a central circular plaza, and here you’ll see that the park is shaped like a giant clock. At the center of the plaza is a ground-level water fountain that features a dreamy, 11-minute water-dance show each hour on the hour.
Facing the water fountain from the direction of the entrance artery, you can make out the park’s four themed areas: the Wild West area at 9 o’clock, the South Pacific at 10:30, the dominating Arabian Kingdom at 12, and the African Safari at 3. Let’s take a clockwise tour of these four enchanting fairylands, heading into the Wild West first!
Walking down the entrance avenue into the Wild West, you might just feel as though you’ve been transported to an American frontier town in the late 19th century. Swinging saloon doors, smoky steakhouses, and old-time general stores abound.
The Wild West also features what might just be the scariest ride in the entire park: the Screaming Condor. This “inverted shuttle coaster” is a rollercoaster with the rails on top, leaving your legs hanging as it rips at a speed of over 100 km/hr, taking you 54.9 meters into the air at one end of the track and then backwards to the same height at the other.
Follow the walkway behind the Little Rattler rollercoaster and you’ll suddenly find yourself in another time and place. The South Pacific area combines Polynesian imagery with a volcanic landscape and dinosaurs. On the Mighty Mountain Flume Adventure take a canoe ride through a Jurassic world that culminates in a three-story watery plunge from a volcano, or experience zero gravity as you plunge 53 meters on Pagoda’s Revenge.
With its vertical architecture and golden spires, the Arabian Kingdom is like a scene out of One Thousand and One Nights. The Ring of Fire is a 360-degree roller coaster, while Sultan’s Adventure takes you through a dark, haunted land of mummies and disgruntled crocodiles. For something different, team up with a few friends for the laser maze or throw fireballs at a three-headed dragon in the Happy and Honey’s Adventure 5-D Theater.
When you spot alpacas, pony rides, and a petting zoo, you’ve reached the African Safari area. Soon you’ll come upon an enclosure in which you can enter a tiny tunnel and pop your head up in a transparent dome in the midst of a gang of meerkats. In a nearby enclosure you’ll find the star of Leofoo Village, Mashisa, one of only 300 white tigers in the world. You may find it hard to tear yourself away from admiring her elegant beauty and radiant blue eyes.
From the tiger enclosure, hang a sharp left and board the Nairobi Express, a vintage British steam train. This is the safari portion of the park, a 15-minute ride through a landscape populated with herbivores including hippos, rhinos, zebras, giraffes, warthogs, peacocks, bison, and more. Another highlight is the Primate Sanctuary, where you can walk among over a hundred monkeys, such as capuchins, siamangs, red-tailed monkeys, and baboons. Alternatively, view them from above on the pedal-powered Monkey Trail ride.
Leofoo Village Theme Park (六福村主題遊樂園)
Add: No. 60, Gongzigou, Ren’an Borough, Guanxi Township, Hsinchu County
Tel: (03) 547-5665
SAFARI Stay at LeoFoo Resort, Taiwan 六福村, 台湾
This destination gets the most recall from the kids for their Taiwan vacation.
Never mind the lack of swimming pool or playground, this unique Safari experience is thrilling enough for them to talk non-stop, point here and there, scream and wow! at the animals.
Situated in Taiwan, “Leofoo Resort Guanshi” is a hotel that allows hotel guests to watch up close and personal with these African herbivores in an open concept, such as giraffes, rhinoceros, zebras, ostriches, North Africa bearded goats, ring-tailed lemurs and Sulcata tortoises.
Even the rooms are modeled after African Safari styles.
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Miaoli, Hsinchu, & Yongheshan Reservoir 永和山水庫 (Travel Taiwan Series Day 18)
Day 18 of the ✈️ Travel Taiwan Series. Be part of the journey:
(Timestamps are below.)
0:38 Heading to Miaoli & Hsinchu
1:35 Breakfast at a small dumpling shop in Hsinchu. 3 TWD per dumpling — good or bad?
2:28 A Visit to Ten Ren Tea (天仁茶業)
3:30 An interesting place where you walk along the rocks with your bare feet, or at least with socks on, and you feel the pain of the rocks.
4:25 Exploring the awesome Yongheshan Reservoir 永和山水庫
6:30 Home made Taiwanese food right before the Chinese New Year
8:18 Preview of Day 17 of the Travel Taiwan Series: